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  • An extraordinary story ... At once intimate and epic, this is a landmark book

    Fintan O'Toole
  • A great achievement ... brilliant, engaging and essential

    Colm Tóibín
  • An engaging and incisive book that asks what keeping the faith cost us, how it shaped us and what it means now

    Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic of Shame
  • Remarkable ... [Scally] examines the past with disarming honesty and a sense of compassion. His book is essential reading for anyone concerned about history and forgetting

    Michael Harding
  • Offers some challenging end-of-an-era reflections on being Catholic in the scandal-ridden church of contemporary Ireland

    Mary McAleese
  • Absolutely thrilling. A wonderful blend of personal story, journalism and history - it goes to unexpected places and asks questions we don't usually consider

    Oliver Callan
  • Accessible, original, thought-provoking and very engaging

    Marie Collins
  • A wonderful book

    Catriona Crowe
  • Reflective, textured, insightful and original ... rich with history, interrogation and emotional intelligence

    Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times
  • A highly intelligent, patriotic work

    Business Post

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